Christian Rex van Minnen Case Study Sculpture Art
Symbolism is always present in the work of Christian Rex van Minnen. Based in Santa Cruz, California, the artist references a range of disparate sources to create his dark and seductive compositions – from meme culture and new age mysticism, death metal and pornography, to floating jelly objects. which are layered to contrast the somewhat moody patterns he explores.
In a new collaboration with Case Studyo, van Minnen’s gelatin objects are recreated as mouth-blown sculptures, dubbed Google Antibodies and Golden Antigen. Inspired by the colors of the popular search engine, the artwork references the concept of beheading – particularly in relation to dreams and how beheading can symbolize the separation of the thinking head from the sentient body.
The trio of characters are meant to represent the digital archetypes and roles we all play online. “Where the sarcastic green troll and the raging red skittle are digital biome antibodies, the golden antigen remains a mystery,” Case Studyo said in a statement, adding that the “rule of thumb seems to be only positivity. resilient and enduring cannot yet exist online and any attempt at sincerity leads to digital suicide and exile in the current space.The interaction/interaction and connection between these archetypes plays out in real time in the digital space and in all of us.
Google Antibodies and Golden Antigen are blown glass sculptures available in red, green and yellow. Each color is an edition of 12 (plus four artist’s proofs) and is signed and numbered by the artist in a screen-printed wooden box. The survey is now open via Case Studyo.
On the theme of editions, Cleon Peterson and Avant Arte join forces on The return.